The Packaging Machine Operator is responsible for setting up and
operating assigned packaging machines and statistical scales to
pack the optimum number of quality packages of product. A key
component of PepsiCo's success, Frito-Lay has been making the very
best snacks for over 80 years. Classic Lay's(r), Cheetos(r), and
Doritos(r) are just a few of the products that you would help us
produce in one of our manufacturing facilities. Although you will
start out working for Frito-Lay, this job can open the door to
career opportunities with our parent company, PepsiCo.
As a Full-Time team member, you would work between 40 and 50
hours per week and overtime may be required. We set industry
standards in terms of pay and benefits. We also offer unbeatable
benefits including health insurance, dental and vision, retirement
savings benefits including 401(k) with company contribution,
vacation days and much more.
As a Packaging Machine Operator, you can expect to be working on
your feet the entirety of your shift near heavy machinery in a loud
manufacturing environment. Frito-Lay manufacturing facilities are
also large. While we want everyone to feel comfortable, our ability
to control the temperature is limited. Indoor warehouse working
conditions are impacted by seasons and the weather.
After training (a process that can last 8 to 16 weeks), here is
a list of the more frequent tasks you could expect to perform:
You will set-up and operate multiple packaging machines to
ensure accurate code dates, weights, and that products are put into
You will check that products are dated and sealed with a minimum
amount of wasted product and supplies.
You will also be responsible for ensuring that products to be
packed remain clean.
You will maintain a clean and safe work area. Safety is
You will perform basic preventative maintenance on packaging
machines such as cleaning or switching out knives and blades,
pull-belts, tape machines, or rollers, depending on the need.
You will wear protective gear when using chemicals to clean and
sanitize lines during changeovers from one product to another.
You will inspect conveyors and scales prior to line start-ups &
You will troubleshoot commonplace problems and make operational
Packaging Machine Operators work with every product that
Frito-Lay produces, which means you should consider the potential
allergens we work with: dairy, wheat, soy, garlic, salt, and
particular oils (e.g. sunflower). You should also keep in mind that
we make popular spicy snacks, like Flamin' Hot Cheetos(r).
Please take a moment to ensure that you meet the minimum
requirements for this position:
You are at least 18 years of age or older
You will be required to work on weekends, holidays as well as
You are mechanically inclined and can think that way. Having at
least 1 year of machine operator experience in a high-speed
manufacturing environment would be a good indicator to our hiring
It's a physical job: you are able to lift 50 lbs from floor to
waist (e.g. a twin-size mattress) with or without a reasonable
You have basic math skills and can read and write in English
You are able to stand and walk for extended periods of time with
or without a reasonable accommodation
You are able to climb, bend, reach, stoop, kneel, and stretch
for extended periods with or without a reasonable accommodation
You are able to repeatedly lift, carry, push, pull, and handle
products with or without a reasonable accommodation
You are willing and able to work at heights using ladders or
lifts to access areas of the plant
People often ask what kind of characteristics will make them
successful in this position. Do you think you have what it takes to
perform at our level? Here is an idea of what our managers are
Good Communicator : you will be interacting with various
co-workers, from junior employees to leadership.
Problem Solving: our business depends on us keeping packaging
machines operating. You tackle commonplace mechanical issues with
machinery and quickly come up with a "plan B" when needed, such as
during a changeover or starting a new line.
Efficient: you prioritize tasks while multitasking. For example,
you might be changing film on one line as a second line breaks
down; meanwhile, a packer is shutting off a line which will require
your attention; it is at this point when a manager approaches you
and asks how things are going.
Leadership: we trust you to help make sure that everything is
going smoothly. You will coach packers and processing operators by
providing courteous support and feedback.
Tech Savvy : Frito-Lay is an industry leader when it comes to
smart automated technology and tracking production and inventory.
Having a comfort level learning new technology will help you thrive
in our performance based culture.
High Integrity: mistakes can lead to food safety and regulatory
issues which is why all Frito-Lay employees are forthcoming and
transparent about mistakes.
Does this sound like you? Join nearly 55,000 other Frito-Lay
associates across the country that work hard to bring you the
snacks you love and submit your application today.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran
status, or disability status.
PepsiCo is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female / Minority /
Disability / Protected Veteran / Sexual Orientation / Gender
Our Company will consider for employment qualified applicants
with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the
requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and all other
applicable laws, including but not limited to, San Francisco Police
Code Sections 4901 - 4919, commonly referred to as the San
Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance; and Chapter XVII, Article 9 of the
Los Angeles Municipal Code, commonly referred to as the Fair Chance
Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.
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applicant under the law, please download the available EEO is the
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